I have been wanting a pair of green jeans since spring. I found a "too dark" pair, a "too short" pair and a "too minty" pair. But I didn't find what I wanted. Kelly Green Straight Jeans.
Then, a fashion miracle happened. You know when you take a detour through a store. . .completely unintended, just to see what they have? That's what I did in Bloomingdales. As I rounded the rack in the Ralph Lauren section, there they were.
The perfect Kelly Green Straight Jeans.
AND - they were my size! Get.Out.Of.Town. This stuff just doesn't happen to me. I checked the price tag, originally $100, on sale for $45 . . .ok not bad, I was trying them on.
I debated in the dressing room - were they "good" enough for $45? I started mentally going through my closet for things to wear with them. Ok, they were going home with me.
I took them to the counter, where the loveliest sales associate informed me of an upcoming sale where I could get another 20% off. She offered to look up the new sale price for me, and I agreed. A strange look came over her face, and she said:
A PENNY??! Yes indeed. . .a penny. Apparently, they were not supposed to be on the rack - so Bloomingdale's error was my best fashion bargain EVER - saving $99.99."Actually, I can sell these jeans to you today. . .for a penny."
The calendar may look like Fall, but our weather still says summer, so I styled them up on the first not- sweltering day we had.
Jeans - Ralph Lauren
T-shirt - Lands End
Shoes - Target
I styled them up with stacks of silver bracelets, a silver link necklace, silver hoops and my favorite Kate Spade bag to complete my look.
I felt trendy, while keeping to the classic styles and lines that I prefer. Dressing after 40 can be tricky business, and staying closer to classic and further from trendy is usually a better a choice, but throwing in a trendy piece, especially for the right price, is a great way to spruce up your wardrobe.
catch you soon -
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